1811 50C Small 8 MS (PCGS# 6097)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2667
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1811 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-108a. Rarity-2. Small 8. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC. Satin to softly frosted surfaces are suitably lustrous for the grade, this despite the presence of a bit of light rub. Minimally patinated and close to brilliant, both sides are also free of distracting abrasions. This late die state example exhibits soft detail around much of the obverse and reverse peripheries due to die deterioration, but the centers are still sharply defined. The reverse is rotated nearly 45 degrees clockwise from normal coin alignment.